My family has gone to Schiltterbahn every year during the summer since I was a young girl. The park is much larger now than it was back then, but they have still maintained their respect for the natural area and rivers that surround it. The park is split into two sides, with a tram that will carry you from one side to the other easily. Both sides are equally enjoyable, and well worth exploring, so plan to stay for the whole day. Coolers are allowed, but are checked at the front gate thoroughly.There are several fantasy waterlands for young children, and lots of wading pools for parents to relax. Many of the slides require an innertube which is provided by the park at no extra cost. There are single rider slides, and tandem rider slides, there is even an up-hill waterslide. My favorites are the "lazy rivers" where a gentle current stream pushes you down several rapids until finally dumping you into the Comal river which surrounds the park. There are plenty of concessions, and places to sit. Lockers are provided for storing valuables. They even have cabins you can rent, and stay right on the park grounds, which entitles you to private use of the park during designated times of the day. Daily admission is a little pricey, but if you pack a picnic lunch, and take plenty to drink, you will save the difference. We have never had a bad experience here, the whole area is beautiful, and has so much to offer, it is our weekend getaway destination.